Bauer radio programmer Brian Paige dies

Bauer programmer Brian Paige has died after a battle with cancer.

Brian has worked with Bauer for a number of years, most recently as Content Director, Scotland.

His wife, Sarah, posted a private message on his Facebook informing his friends of the sad news, where tributes and comments are pouring in from friends and colleagues. He died at 9.30pm Sunday.

One of his first radio management jobs was as Head of Programming at West FM in the late 90s before moving to Wave 102 as PC. He moved to England to run Rock FM and Magic 999 in Lancashire, before joining UTV to programme Tower FM and become a Senior Programmer for the group.

He returned to Bauer and Scotland as PD of Radio Forth before becoming Regional Content Director with day to day responsibility for Clyde 1 and overseeing content teams for Forth, Northsound, Tay, West FM, MFR and Radio Borders.

Graham Bryce, Group Managing Director of Bauer’s Hits Radio Network paid this tribute: “Brian Paige made an enormous contribution to Bauer Radio, and as both a colleague and friend, we are all devastated by this news.

“Brian was a passionate programmer with over 25 years’ experience in the radio industry and re-joined Bauer in 2010 as Programme Director for Radio Forth, before taking over his beloved Radio Clyde and taking it back to audience levels not seen for a decade. Put simply, he was a great people person, a fantastic storyteller and a true radio guru. His passion for radio was only matched by his love of his family and good bottle of red wine and he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his wife, son and friends at this difficult time.”

A true radio professional, enthusiastic and passionate about his work and our industry, which he was seen tweeting about until very recently.

Brian’s request was for no flowers, but instead would ask for donations to Strathcarron Hospice in Denny, where he was cared for in his final days.

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  1. Gary Bridge says

    Very, sad to hear of the passing of Brian, he (and the lovely Sarah) made my many visits to Dundee, and Glasgow an absolute pleasure. I saw him at Clyde last year where he gave me a typical Brian hug. i know he will be missed x

  2. Billy says

    RIP Brian. Worked under him for many years at Rock FM. The very opposite of a bland-boss-yes-man. Loved radio. Too young. Love to all his family and friends.

  3. Barry Dickson says

    Met Brian while on a tour of Forth with college group couple of years ago where he gave a talk about getting into professional radio sad to read of his passing

  4. Scottie McClue says

    So sorry to hear about Brian passing away a lovely guy and a true Radio professional We met up for tea only weeks ago and had a fabulous chat. I’m devastated. Bless You Brian. Condolences to your lovely family.

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